Tubal Ligation Reversal Testimonial Baby Club
from Richard M. Levin, M.D., PSC at 1-502-584-7787
Volume 37: June 2005
The Spring Edition

The testimonial below is the thirty-seventh in a series of remarks from real people who found Dr. Richard Levin on the Internet and have had a tubal ligation reversal. Joann and Mark Marbut of Elkmont, Alabama have been so kind to allow us to share their story with others who are thinking of having a tubal ligation reversal and they have consented to accept your email inquires at: roansrus@bellsouth.net. If you are interested in having this procedure performed then please visit our web site listed below by clicking on "Get Started . . . have a baby!".
Joann and Mark, thanks for sharing your story with us!

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Case Facts: Age the age of 32, on 5/25/94, Joann had a Hulka clip placed at the middle of each of her fallopian tubes after having only one child. Joann first contacted Dr. Richard Levin about having her tubal reversed on 11/8//2001. Dr. Levin performed her bilateral microsurgical tubal anastomosis on 7/21/2003 when Joann was 41 years old. Her tube lengths were 7.5 cm on the right and 8.0 cm on the left. Joann conceived at the age of 42 and delivered in 2004.
Please enjoy Joann and Mark's story in Joann's own words . . .

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I want to thank first God and second Dr. Levin for this precious gift. I have never experienced this much joy in my life until the daughter that I have always wanted but never had is in my arms and I still can't believe that she is real.....
In the year 1994 my ex-husband did not want children and looking back I wonder why I was the one to have the Hulka Clip sterilization... I met this wonderful man Mark in 2001 when I was 39 that had never been married and had no children but wanted a house full of them. I started looking around and found that Dr. Levin's success rate was the highest in the nation. It didn't look good with my age but we went ahead with it anyway.
My left tube was 3 prx/5 distol = 8 and the right was 2 1/2 prx/5 = 7 distol which seemed pretty good after all. He had told me if we didn't get pregnant within 6 month to a year that there were other steps that needed to be taken, time was not on our side because of my age. Time slipped by and still nothing, we tried standing on our heads, temperature, ovulation kits, everything but still no baby. I skipped one of his steps and had my tubes flushed thinking that they might not be clear, well they were.
We didn't have the time to take off work to go back to Kentucky to do the tests that determine if the semen is getting to it's destination and that was what he said we should have done. We went to a fertility specialist locally in Huntsville, AL and his advice was to take an egg from a younger woman and impregnate me with my husbands sperm. I didn't feel comfortable about that choice. I gave up after that and stop trying and that month I was pregnant, Feb of 2004. When I was late I said to myself "I am not pregnant, I know for a fact I am not..." I took the home pregnancy tests twice and both times it was positive.
I am so grateful to Dr. Levin that we have our gift from heaven born Nov 6th 2004 at 7:35AM, 7lb 12oz at 20" long...Hannah Rene' Marbut She is the most beautiful person to us and we would not have her in our life if it had not been for this man....Thank you from the bottom of our hearts... For all those women out there wanting to have a baby, look no further and listen to this doctor he is the best in his field!

This is an update with another Miracle Baby!

Mark & I once again are blessed with another miracle baby! Our daughter thanks to Doc Levin just turned two in Nov and now we have a son.... I found out days before Christmas of last year (2005) that I was expecting another miracle baby. After not conceiving for 3 years with our daughter Hannah, we thought that another baby at my age of 43 would not happen. Boy were we ever surprised! I kept the news to myself and wrapped the test results in a xmas package for my husband, he opened it on xmas eve... He was in tears and shock.
My pregnancy with this child was nothing like my daughter which should have been my indication that it was a boy. I had every horrible pregnancy ailment there was but one! We found out that it was a boy weeks before his delivery. Hayden Winfred Marbut was born Aug 24th of 2006 weight 9lbs 10oz at 21 1/2" long.
It was a joyful day for all of us and we have Doc Levin to thank and our good father in heaven for our miracle children...
Mark & Joann Marbut